Sat 27 November 2021 | 14:23

Milan’s Pioli receives a boost as Maignan returns against Sassuolo

The Milan boss pronounced that Mike Maignan will come back in the battle against Sassuolo, whereas Fikayo Tomori may return on Wednesday.

Mike Maignan

has been dealing with a wrist injury but he is now recovered and ready to be in the starting XI for


’s battle against



Mike feels well, he has been training with the team since Saturday, he is ready and recovered quick thanks to his incredible mentality,”

Italian tactician

Stefano Pioli


The French goalkeeper has gone under the knife on October 13 and was supposed to be sidelined for ten weeks. However, the Rossoneri pronounced that the France international’s wrist is immobilized in a cast for six weeks before starting the rehabilitation process.

However, the 26-year-old has come back to training and is prepared to play tomorrow.

Tomorrow, he will play. I am happy with what Tatarusanu did, but Mike returns tomorrow,”

Pioli confirmed.

“Tomori is feeling better, he is not ready for tomorrow, but he could return on Wednesday.”

Ante Rebic, however, is not available due to his ankle problems and Rafael Leao will start at left winger.

He [Rebic] is an important player, but we need to be balanced and have clear ideas,”

the Milan coach said.

“Commitment is the most important thing, more than those who play. If these players are here it’s because they have important qualities.”

Milan will face Andriy Shevchenko’s


next week. The Italian tactician penned a one-year extension contract with the club recently.

The club and I have the same ambition,”

he explained.

“We want to bring Milan back to the competitions we deserve. We want to be competitive again to win the Scudetto and return to the top in Europe.

“Now, we need to raise the level and become even more competitive. It’s important to have passion for what we do and have the desire to win every match.

“The team has always been balanced. We know we made mistakes against Fiorentina, but against Atletico, we played simple and we didn’t misplace easy passes. Il will be crucial to winning duels.

“Tomorrow, we need to play simple again and avoid errors.”

source: SportMob

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